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Master Builder

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Bar, British, Pub
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Swaythling Road, Southampton SO30 3AH, England
+44 23 8047 2426
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Today
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three visits now and simply the best carvery we have had. Friendly staff extremely helpful, particularly with my mother being in a wheelchair. Excellent value.

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Thank TB7310
Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Master Builder is a popular pub in West End and seems to do a good trade at Lunchtime. There are cask ales - I counted 4 different today. Food is good traditional pub grub- ask about the pie of the day and the curry of the day. Pie is always good, and I enjoyed the Beef and ale homemade... More 

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1 Thank Peter L
Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The service was good, food hot and quickly prepared. Surroundings good. Nothing to complain about. Will return Thank you

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Thank frasambro
New Forest, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Visit here mid week with friends We all had the carvery don't know whether I was just unlucky but my meal could have been hotter Under other circumstances and with friends I would have complained and asked for it to be reheated but since I was not paying I did not feel able to moan but will be reluctant to... More 

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Thank Patricia M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Went for a meal with friend after we won the £30 meal voucher we really enjoyed the meal cooked lovely good choice on the menu service and staff are great and polite

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Thank alan d
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Went here for a late Sunday lunch. Very good pub food. Huge portions which sadly meant no pudding! Lovely atmosphere. Friendly staff. Would definitely go again

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1 Thank elisabeth m
Warsash, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

My friend Vicks and I came here yesterday for a Sunday carvery. The vegetables weren't overcooked and the cauliflower cheese was full of flavour (some carvery pubs serve up insipid cauliflower cheese). Vicks is vegetarian and they cooked her a separate nut roast and vegetable gravy. All in all very good.

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Thank Steve F
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Nice clean and tidy premises. Nicely varied menu without being fussy. Good portions at a fair value. Pensioner lunch menu very good value.

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Thank Jigger-III
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was our 2nd visit for Sunday lunch from the carvery, I have a broken foot, the first time we went my husband went inside to see if there was a table, explains my walking difficulty, straight away a reserved sign was put on the table in front of the open fire, saving me the few steps up into main... More 

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Thank sh0linggirl
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This probably is the best run pub/restaurant I've ever been to. I can't fault the management and think they went above and beyond what I expected. They were utterly brilliant in sorting out a few small problems with our order and couldn't apologise enough. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Swaythling Road, Southampton SO30 3AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8047 2426

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?